UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
September 14, 2011
JOHN S. MESSINA, PLAINTIFF,
OCEAN MARINE DEVELOPMENT CORP., J.D. POSILLICO, INC. AND POSILLICO CIVIL, INC., DEFENDANTS.
OCEAN MARINE DEVELOPMENT CORP., PLAINTIFFS,
ST. PAUL FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE CO., INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL RISKS, INC. AND STEVE MACQUARRIE, THIRD-PARTY DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Seybert, District Judge:
MEMORANDUM & ORDER
Pending before the Court is Third-Party Defendant St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company's ("St. Paul") motion to sever the third-party action from Plaintiff John Messina's claims against Defendants Ocean Marine Development Corp., J.D. Posillico, Inc., and Posillico Civil, Inc.
The parties are scheduled to appear for a settlement conference before Magistrate Judge E. Thomas Boyle on October 13, 2011. Within fourteen (14) days after the conference, the parties shall update this Court on their settlement progress. In the meantime, St. Paul's motion to sever (Docket Entry 25) is DENIED without prejudice. After the conference, St. Paul may reinstitute its motion with a one-page letter to this Court, and the Court will consider the motion on the strength of the briefs already submitted.
Joanna Seybert, U.S.D.J.
Central Islip, New York
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